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Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> on the broadcast tonight, from our election headquarters here on democracy plaza. final push, with less than 24 hours to go, it is down to the wire for president obama and governor romney making their last minute sprints through the battleground states. tonight, the closing arguments and what to watch for as voters go to the polls. >>> also, misery, so many still struggling after hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head t
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
on the campaign trail, obama and romney making a mad dash through the swing states. meantime, tempers flare. tonight a final poll on where this race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief whi
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama. tonight, how he won, why mitt romney lost, and the message voters across america sent last night. we'll have a look at all the trends and results. >>> also tonight, the east coast is taking another hit of extreme weather, and it is going to get worse. it means more trouble for millions of people already hit hard by hurricane sandy. the storm, and the election, nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race, we were after all, all told, was as close and as tight as they get. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, winning just about all of the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, the situation is so dire here in new jersey, that they have asked president obama for emergency fuel. >> katy tur in north jersey tonight, thank you, can you tell things are getting a little dicey in the most densely populated area in the united states? sensing that, the feds are talking about a military response to the storm, when we talk about the military response, heavy lift aircraft at the air force base, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cit
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. the obama campaign is energized tonight, but also a bit wistful. after four years in office, the candidate once known for hope and change is counting on voters to stay the course. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president? >> reporter: president obama campaigning tirelessly in the final hours before the polls closed, stopping by a chicago campaign office, to stress the importance of turnout. >> we have to round up the votes. >> reporter: since saturday, he's kept up a break neck campaign pace, logging more than 7,000 miles aboard air force one. making a dozen stops over eight states and granting 20 interviews to local stations. >> i hope we have a big turnout in iowa. >> reporter: after a long fight it came down to a sentimental journey to the packed center of des moines, iowa. >> i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. >> this is where our movement for change began. >> reporter: and it didn't surprise even veteran aids when the president reached a certain portion of his emotional speech with hi
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
resignation. mr. obama said he wanted to think about it for 24 hours. friday afternoon he accepted petraeus' resignation. now it is up to petraeus' deputy michael morel to lead the agency and face what is likely to be harsh questioning on the benghazi attack when he testified on the hill in place of petraeus, that will happen next week. morel started as an economic analyst with the cia more than 30 years ago. officials here at the white house say president obama has the utmost confidence in morel. he was one of the key people briefing the president during the planning process of the osama bin laden operation. lester? >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. thanks. >>> we are four days past the presidential election. tonight the counting is finally over in the state of florida. barack obama has claimed the state's 29 electoral votes, beating mitt romney by about 74,000 votes. giving the president a 332-206 final margin in the electoral college. thankfully, this time the presidency wasn't left hanging in the balance, but a dozen years after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering
NBC
Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
president obama, but wouldn't have happened without egypt's new islamic president, mohamed morsi, playing a key role. the cease-fire came after another night of punishing air strikes against gaza. and the first bus bombing in tel aviv in eight years. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, the rocket attacks must end to bring a broader, calm return. >> reporter: the agreement calls for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the present, the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. >> reporter: aides say president obama left a summit monday night to call on egypt's president morsi. he then took a call from morsi at 2:30 in the morning, calling again while flying home from cam
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
was aloof, and at times, confident. and an aggressive president obama in his first press conference since winning a second term. his main goal, making a case that the public support fully the tax hike othe rich. >> everybody understood that that was an important debate, the majority of voters agreed with me, by the way, more agreed with me on the issue than voted for me. >> reporter: he also made clear that the bush tax cuts for the top 2% will go away, but left new wiggle room on how it would be determined. >> what i am not going to do is extend further tax cuts for people who don't need it. >> reporter: he encouraged growing common ground between the two parties. >> i'm open to compromise and new ideas. >> reporter: after an opening statement, mr. obama immediately faced questions on how the petraeus scandal affected his white house. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: and the president refused to pass judgment on the investigation. >> i a
NBC
Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm PST
, but people are both sides of the border are living in fear. >>> president obama made his first public comments about the crisis today while overseas on a historic three-nation tour of southeast asia, including the first-ever visit by an american president to myian mar. chuck todd is traveling with the president. >> reporter: the president touched down at bangkok on sunday on a three-day whirlwind trip to east asia. he used a joint press congress fence with the prime minister of thailand to strongly support israel's right to defend lisits. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside it's borders. we fully support israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: the president issues a plea to allies of the palestinians playing on their hope that including a palestinian state next to israel. >> if we see a further escalation of the strikes on gaza, then the likelihood of getting back on any kind of a peace track that leads to any kind of solution is going to be pushed off way into the future. >> reporter: tomorrow the president makes
NBC
Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
, president obama has been watching it since winning re-election. a trip that has taken him to what has been one of the most closed and secretive places on earth. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveled with the president to myanmar, the place we used to call burma. he has traveled on to cambodia tonight, chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, before he went to bed, it is daybreak here in cambodia the president spoke to the egyptian president and israeli prime minister, netanyahu getting a firsthand conversation on where they stand in the negotiations. but as you mentioned, the president is wrapping up this three-day trip to southeast asia. of course, the highlight has been the several hours he spent in myanmar, the first american president to be there in the country known as burma. to catch a look at the president, the president was greeted by thousands of locals that lined the streets. including uniformed school children, waving flags for miles. mr. obama made an unannounced stop at a holy site, the center of the religion. there, the president made the cerem
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, there are still dramas unfolding, some of them life-threatening as president obama gets a look at sandy's devastation. nightly news begins now. >>> well, good evening, from the jersey shore, and again, if you include this entire region of several hundred miles, all of it hard-hit by this storm named sandy, the hardest hit area continues to be the shoreline of new jersey, about 130 miles from north to south. we are just back from one of our first tours, and for those of you able to see us, the folks with power, especially in the eastern region of the united states, we have been using the phrase "redrawing the map of the jersey shore" to talk about the power of this storm. we were able to see that today, there are new inlets, new beaches where they didn't exist. there will have to be new tide tables because the water is coming inland where it didn't before, the destruction is everywhere you look. we're going to start tonight with lester holt who started his journey in the storm down in virginia, looking at where it is the worst. >> reporter: well, brian, when the storm happens, people are
NBC
Nov 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama took his daughter shopping today supporting a local book store and asking americans to do the same. meanwhile savvy shoppers are using every tool at their disposal to find discounts. reports show online sales were up more than 20% on black friday. >> it's easier and it's better, away from a lot of crowd of people. >> reporter: so far, shoppers appear to be in the mood, to buy, if the price is right. and heading into cyber monday, retail analysts say that sales are expected to jump 12% over last year, with americans spending $96 billion on that day alone. kate? >> michelle franzen tonight thank you. >>> overseas, tensions are rising in cairo and across egypt, days after that country's new president once hailed as a hero and reformer made a huge power grab that has some labeling him egypt's new pharaoh. tonight supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi are calling for mass demonstrations. nbc's jim maceda is high above cairo's tahrir square. jim, good evening. >> reporter: hi, kate. well, of course, tahrir square behind me was ground zero for egypt's 2011 uprising, but lately it's ha
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
>>> and white house lunch, president obama d mitt romney face to face for the first time since the campaign, tonight, how it went and what happened. >>> and tonight, the powerball winners, what we know, and who they are, and the secret code that could be in the numbers. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, at a time when so many people are still suffering, right now tonight more than one month after a monster storm hit a giant population center, today we learned some facts about how this earth is changing and how fast. for starters, polar ice sheets in greenland are melting at five times the pace, than just a few years ago. new research shows that antarctica is melting. while it takes a lot of ice to melt the ocean levels they say that is in fact what is happening. and they believe just an incremental rise in the ocean levels made the damage worse when hurricane sandy hit the east coast and took so much away from us. the big question is the future, of course, and a new kind of normal for all of those living along the water. it is where we begin tonight, our chief environm
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
with the man who nearly killed her and the challenges facing president obama, are your taxes about to go up? and what a relief, no matter who they voted for, a lot of families feel like they woke up the winners on the morning after the election, because they got their lives back. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it is the definition of adding insult to injury, with so many people, hundreds of thousands of people still crippled, along the east coast, many of them living in misery. a second storm has come along making things worse while the storm covered victims in snow, as far north as the coastline in plymouth, massachusetts, where the ocean came up over the road and beach last night the feds report three quarters of a million power customers across six states still have no power. >>> then, there is the search for gasoline, 38% of the area is out of gas, no power to run the pumps or both. and starting tomorrow morning, metropolitan new york will follow new jersey's lead and switch to a gas rationing system. we begin tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in lawrence, on long island, go
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
of the damage. president obama says he is proud of the way new yorkers have responded. he said "you guys are tough, you bounce back." damage includes just about all of the miles of the jersey shore, and areas including ortley beach, not far from the place where life will never be the same. our report tonight from stephanie gosk. >> reporter: two and a half weeks, and nobody in this line has been back home to ortley beach until today. what do you expect to see today? >> disaster. >> reporter: dread mixes with frustration, but the police officers still smile. >> good luck, folks, you have to wear this when you're on the island. >> reporter: sixteen school buses pick up and drop off. nobody is allowed to drive. two people per household, carrying one empty bag each. captain bruce bergess says this system is the only safe way to let residents back. >> we're here to help, we're here for security. >> reporter: homeowners have only a few hours to collect valuables. they will not be back here for weeks. >> i still didn't believe it until i walked around the side, seeing the house split open. >> r
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a speech as closing argument, mr. romney indicted his opponent's record >> candidate obama promised change but couldn't deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> reporter: and in four days, promised a fresh start. >> i'll lead america to a better place, where confidence in the future is certain, not questioned. this is not a time for america to settle. >> reporter: still, both candidates' electoral fortunes may rest on ohio. >> ohio, i'm betting on you, i'm betting on you. >> reporter: today, accusing mr. romney of running false ads on the auto industry, that implied jeep is moving jobs to china, ads even the automakers dismiss as untrue. >> you don't scare that up, to get votes, do you want a president to tell you what he thinks? or somebody who is going to? still, both emphasize the bipartisan theme. >> i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. >> i won't just represent one party, i'll represent one nation. >> reporter: brian, tonight, these rallies are all about energizing the supporters, and driving up support for tuesday. >> peter
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm EST
to compromise and new ideas. >> reporter: after an opening statement, mr. obama immediately faced questions on how the petraeus scandal affected his white house. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: and the president refused to pass judgment on the investigation. >> i am withholding judgment on how to entire process surrounding general petraeus came up. >> reporter: the real fireworks came when the president was asked about negative comments from republican senators on the possibility that u.n. ambassador susan rice could become secretary of state. >> we'll do everything to block the nomination within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i don't trust, her -- >> reporter: he referred to rice's appearance on "meet the press" days after the benghazi attack. >> but this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: today, the president was visibly angry. >> if senator john mccain, and senator graham and others want to go after some
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> on our broadcast tonight, not so fast. breaking news this evening from a region where everything has come to a stop after an outpouring of suffering and rage, new york city cancels the marathon. >>> boiling point in one of the areas hardest hit by this storm. and the long lines for gas, some relief is on the way. >>> four days to go in the race for president. and tonight there is news the jobs front. and a big priority for voters n >>> and making a difference, step by step, 21 stories in the dark, one woman's mission to help those in need. nightly news begins now. the dark, one woman's mission to help those in need. >>> good evening, an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight, life is far from normal for millions of people, including those in the most densely populated areas in the country, heading into the fifth night with no power, the death toll went over 100. while today in the air, we could se
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
, the count of provisional absentee ballots continues there. president obama maintains a slight lead, but if it is much closer there could be a re-count. >>> meanwhile, a cliff hanger between republicans and democrats in d.c., one that involves automatic tax increases and spending cuts. the congressional budget office says it could go up to 9.1%. it is what they call for good reason, this fiscal cliff. andrea mitchell has more. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory is sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january one, 2013, there will be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. >> reporter: the economy could go off that cliff. so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it is a nightmare combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that congress and the president agreed to. to force themselves into a compromise. but so far, they have not agreed on anything. so barring a last-minute fix at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve, the bush tax cuts expire. the alternative minimum tax kicks in. more than half of all married couples with two children would owe an a
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >>> there is a video of president obama getting wide circulation. it shows him tearfully addressing campaign staff at headquarters in chicago, at the end of a long and grueling campaign.ñr he tells the young staffers they are better than he was at their age. he tells them their experience will send them on their way for life. >> what you guys have done, the work that i'm doing, i am really proud of that. i am really proud of all of you. and -- and what you have just done? well, not allowing much time for sentiment or reflection, the president woke up to this, this morning. the bloomberg business week, the reminder that the job he just got often ages people early. later today, supreme court saying it will plunge into a racially charged issue, whether to scale back the voting act, one of the most successful civil rights acts passed. our justice department correspondent, pete williams has more. at the court for us tonight, pete, good evening >> reporter: this is already looking at affirmative action, now it is considering whether or not to gut the voting rights law. here is the question, simply stat
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. some say they, or at least president obama should have been told about the investigation while it was going on. >> once the fbi realized they were investigating the cia director, or they came within the scope, i believe at that time they had the absolute need to tell the president. not to protect david petraeus, but to protect the president >> reporter: but the justice department official says the fbi never tells other agencies when they're in the middle of a criminal investigation. they note that federal law says that congressional intelligence committees must be notified of all intelligence activities, and the affair didn't meet that test. and they say the fbi is sensitive to its past when former director hoover gave details to get what he wanted >> the only time would be if the general was found to have leaked classified information. so the fbi followed protocol and did the right thing in this case. >> reporter: officials here say that general clapper, the director of intelligence, was told about all of this with no recommendations made last week as a personnel matter, not a
NBC
Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
ground invasion of gaza. tonight president obama has sent hillary clinton to the middle east to see if something can be done to quiet the fight that the world has been watching for a week. earlier today it seemed that cease-fire was all but done, but instead, it's been one of the most lethal days of the conflict yet. and tonight it goes on. our team is on the ground tonight. we begin with nbc's stephanie gosk in jerusalem. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. even egyptian president mohammed morsi hinted there was a deal. but late today, a spokesperson for hamas, said there would be no cease-fire, at least not tonight. making secretary clinton's job here on the ground even more difficult. secretary of state clinton cut her trip to asia short, diverting to israel to personally help shepherd a possible cease-fire. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: making her task more difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with ham
NBC
Nov 25, 2012 3:30pm PST
care costs continue to be the biggest driver of our deficits. >> reporter: mr. obama has insisted tax rates must rise. today a top democrat signalled openness to the republican stance. revenue could be raised by closing loopholes and limiting deductions. >> they have to go up either real tax rates or effective tax rates. >> reporter: tax begin this week amid tentative steps toward common ground. >> we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we have to show the world we're adults. the election is over. >> reporter: one ceo of honeywell said there's so much uncertainty hanging over the economy because business isn't confident that washington can go its basic job. he says people like me just aren't hiring. kate. >>> mike viqueira at the white house. senator john mccain softened his tone after vowing to block the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be hillary clinton's successor. he argued that rice damaged her credibility when she said the attack was a spontaneous protest to an anti-muslim video not a planned terror attack. today mccain was asked if he might change his mind about ambassad
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
. but politically, they believe they're insulated here, because petraeus isn't considered an obama guy. if anything, he's more of a republican guy at the end of the day. >> thank you both. to chuck's point, this as a distraction overshadowing what would otherwise be the big story in washington right now. congress returning to town, getting back to work to the business of pulling back from the so-called fiscal cliff. kelly o'donnell covers the hill for us. she's there tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. already a full plate for congress. this petraeus controversy has grabbed attention, with members of both parties dismissed and frustrated especially about the investigation that left them in the dark. today the acting cia director was here to talk in private with key leaders. many lawmakers say petraeus owes them answers about what happened in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi despite his resignation. he was set to testify this week and was replaced after the scandal broke. many lawmakers don't want to let him off the hook. this is all happening as newly elected
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